Brenda C. Prater Smith, 64, Warsaw, died surrounded by family Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at her residence in Warsaw.
Brenda was born Jan. 10, 1958, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Kyle and Anna Marie (Hackworth) Prater. She was a 1976 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. She was married to Dan Smith, and he preceded her in 2007. Brenda had been an apartment manager and prepared taxes. She enjoyed selling Avon products and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Christina (Patrick) O’Day, Nappanee; , Bryon (Stephanie) Jones, Nappanee; mother, Anna Marie Prater, Warsaw; grandchildren, Dylan, Megan, Seth, Paige, Sadie, Hudson and Saylor; a great-grandchild, Decklyn; siblings, Linda (Ricky) Miller, Lafayette, Glenda (James) Wann, Evansville, Chester (Terri) Prater, Bluffton, Jeffery Prater, Rochester and Norman (Kathy) Prater, Akron.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Kyle and husband, Dan.
The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Bradford officiating.
The interment will take place in the Akron Cemetery, Akron.
Visitation hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the donor’s choice of charity.